Identifying The Problem
In the State of Texas, 1 in every 4 children lives in poverty and about 15% of the elderly in Southeast Texas live in poverty. In fact, the same statistic is true for our entire country. The nation’s economic crisis has catapulted the number of Americans who lack enough food to the highest level since the government has been keeping track, according to a federal report, which shows that nearly 50 million people — including almost one child in four — struggled last year to get enough to eat. If you would like to learn more, read the full USDA report Household Food Security in the United States, 2008.
With numbers so high, it is our duty to fight against the crippling effects of chronic hunger.
Leading The Fight Against Hunger in Southeast Texas.
To eliminate hunger and inadequate nutrition in Southeast Texas.
We’re Making An Impact
You may be surprised to know that over 20,000 households receive food each month from member agencies of the Southeast Texas Food Bank. We serve the counties of Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Sabine, and Tyler. We distribute to approximately 130 nonprofit agencies within these eight counties. Our partner agencies preparing meals provide approximately 200,000 meals to people in need each month. Although our efforts are paying off, your continued support is vital to our ongoing struggle. Thank you for supporting the Southeast Texas Food Bank.